The Italian presence at Expotextil Peru
Expotextil, the fair for the textile and
garment sector in Peru, will be held from 24 to 27 October in
Lima. At Expotextil there will also be a large representation of
Italian textile machinery manufacturers. Inside the Italian
pavilion organized by Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, the
Association of Italian textile machinery manufacturers, 18
Italian companies will exhibit: Arioli, Biancalani, Bianco, Btsr,
Danitech, Ferraro, Itema, Lawer, Marzoli, Mcs, Ms Printing
Solutions, Proxima, Pugi Group, Ratti, Roj, Santex Rimar Group,
Stalam and Ugolini.
In Peru, the textile and clothing industry
is one of the leading sectors of the local economy. In fact, the
Country is the world's leading producer of alpaca fibers (over
95% of the world production of this fiber is produced in Peru).
There is also the cultivation and processing of cotton,
especially in the northern area of the Country. Finally, the
sector is supported by government programs aimed at increasing
the quantity and quality of products made in Peru.
"In a framework of technological renewal
of the Peruvian textile industry," said Alessandro Zucchi,
president of ACIMIT, the Italian presence at Expotextil is
strategic. If it wants to remain competitive, the local industry
needs to renew its machinery and to improve the quality of its
items. The strategic partnership with the Italian technological
offer is essential for textile companies that aim to increase
their competitiveness with respect to imported products."
The textile industry in Peru has already
benefited, over the years, from the partnership with Italian
textile machinery manufacturers. Peru is the fourth largest
market for Italian sales in South America. In 2018, sales of
Italian textile machinery in the Country reached a value of
around 10 million euros. Moreover, in the first four months of
2019 Italian exports to Peru increased by 8% compared to the
same period in 2018.